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Film Review: Hail, Caesar (★★★)

Being Awards Circuit’s resident “historical expert” — unlike fellow writer, Mark Johnson, I didn’t live the history I’m watching...

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Hail, Coens! “Hail Caesar!” Trailer drops!

The first trailer for the Ethan and Joel Coen comedy “Hail Caesar!” has dropped!   From Universal’s Youtube description of the film: The Coens write...

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Under the Circuit: Scarlett Johansson

She's saved the world from an alien invasion, the least the academy could do is give her an Oscar nomination

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Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (★★½)

Full disclosure: I’m not an avid superfan of the Marvel universe.  This shouldn’t disqualify me from talking about the newest mega film “Avengers:...

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Marvel Releases Third “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Trailer

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant...

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Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 43: The Best of Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror 2014 (The Actresses, Part 2)

How’s it going, fellow readers? Last week I suffered some technical difficulties with my laptop so I was unable to post the new Sci-Fi Fridays article, but now that...

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Interview: ‘Under The Skin’s Sound Designer Johnnie Burn On Creating Sounds You’ve Never Heard Before

A longtime collaborator with director Jonathan Glazer, sound designer Johnnie Burn has earned critical acclaim for his work on Under The Skin. Often singled out by...

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For Your Consideration: ‘Under the Skin’ Sound, Jenny Slate’s Work, ‘Life Itself’ in Picture

CIRCUIT CONSIDERATION: It’s that time of the year again.  The studios are about to kick off Phase 1.  In lots of ways, the more money you have, the more likely...

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Oscar Circuit: When People Stop Being Polite, and Start Getting Real

It’s always a good time for an Oscar Predictions update, especially in the thick of a festival.  NYFF is about to drop the bomb with Paul Thomas Anderson’s...

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Oscars 2014: New Faces, Few Spaces

OSCAR CIRCUIT: A few changes have occurred in the 2014 Oscar Predictions.  Rumors of Saul Dibb‘s Suite Francaise, Todd Haynes’ Carol, and Justin...

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Community Reactions: Brain vs. Brawn vs. Fluff(y)?

This weekend sees a sci-fi, Luc Besson-enhanced ScarJo combatting an amped up, bedraggled demigod at the box office. In terms of ticket sales, Lucy has the upper hand,...

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Lucy (★★)

Luc Besson has brought forth some fabulous character creations over his directing tenure.  He introduced us to the awe-inspiring talent of Natalie Portman in The...

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Scarlett Johansson is in talks to ‘Hail, Caesar!’ for the Coens

It seems like the Coen Brothers really want to keep me on board with their work after I fell in love with Inside Llewyn Davis last year at the New York Film Festival. If...

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The Mid-Year Highs and Lows Part One: Favorite Performances

By: Robert Hamer and Joey Magidson This year, I’m going to be doing things a little bit differently than I normally do when it comes to my Best of the First Half...

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Chef (★★★½)

There are so many food puns I could make about how good Jon Favreau‘s Chef is, but I’ll do my best to avoid them…or at least limit them. Honestly, they...

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First Trailer for Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’ Premieres

Sometimes a smaller film comes along and exceeds all of your expectations. Such was the case for me a week or so ago when I saw Jon Favreau‘s new film Chef. He...

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Weekend Openings — (April 4 – April 6)

What do movie theaters have to offer this weekend? Captain America: The Winter Soldier Chris Evans is back as superhero Captain America in the sequel to Marvel’s...

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Scarlett Johansson talks ‘Under the Skin’

Last month, right after seeing her brilliant performance in the new film Under the Skin (my review of which is right here), I was invited to partake in a press...

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Under the Skin (★★★½)

Prepare to see Scarlett Johansson as you’ve never seen her before folks, in more  ways than one too. With Under the Skin, Johansson has given a tour de force...

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Six Spot #4: Best Actress 2003

Welcome back to the Six Spot!  Before we dive into an Oscar race that produced two of my favorite Oscar-nominated performances of the 2000s, I want to thank everyone...

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Oscars 2014: Will Win/Should Win (Robert Hamer)

What a year, what a year! Well, movie-wise my whole year was – give or take some donations from generous studios – compressed to roughly three months, and...

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Watch Scarlett Johansson in the Second Trailer for ‘Under the Skin’

TRAILER: From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (SEXY BEAST, BIRTH) comes a stunning career transformation, a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys...

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New Poster for ‘Under the Skin’ with Scarlett Johansson

A new poster has dropped for Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” starring Scarlett Johansson.  An official trailer will also be dropping tomorrow by...

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Watch the Big Game Teaser for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Check out the new teaser trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” which will premiere during the Super Bowl on Sunday.  Also, we have some new...

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Her (★★★★)

I’ve been dropping hints about how much I love Spike Jonze‘s new film Her since I saw it at the New York Film Festival. Now, I can really and truly get into...